Passive Acoustic Data

NOAA is dedicated to the stewardship of our nation's living marine resources and the habitat on which they depend through scientific research, management, and enforcement. Acoustic technologies are a primary means of remotely sensing the physical environment and the biota within these marine waters.

The National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) and other NOAA line offices are collaborating to create an archive for passive acoustic data from a number of sources including the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the National Parks Service, the Navy, and academia.